Transition Town West Kirby

Events & Updates July 2014


Saturday July 26th 9am to 1pm
West Kirby Farmers Market

St Andrew's Church Hall in Graham Road
Buy fresh local food direct from the producer.

Friday August 1st from 6pm
Home Grown Bananas
At the Old Unitarian Church, Brookfield Gardens, West Kirby for an extended session to celebrate one year (and a bit) of Homegrown Bananas for all the family. Make sure to bring along a song, poem or tale and join in the fun! 3.50 donation, children under twelve free. Doors open 6pm.

Friday 12th September at 7.30pm
Peter Owen-Jones
will be giving a talk at St. Bridget's Centre on Friday September 12th as part of Wirral Earth Fest 2014. Writer, broadcaster and Anglican priest, he is best known for his television work for the BBC such as Extreme Pilgrim (where he attempts to experience the spiritual lives of Shaolin monks, Hindu holy men and the desert fathers). More recently, in How to Live a Simple Life, Petr tried to live a life without money in the way of St. Francis. For the Earth Fest, which is co-organised by Transition Town West Kirby and St. Bridget's Church, Peter will reflect on the quest for well-being in 21st century. His open-mindedness, unconventionality, honesty and larger-than-life nature promise to make this talk a great start to the Earth Fest weekend.
Tickets (5) can be obtained from the St. Bridget's Parish office or call Paula on 625 2739

Saturday 13th September 10am - 4pm
Wirral Earth Fest 2014

Come join us on the 14th - eco expo, crafts, sculpture, live music, local food, local ales, local vikings & lots more. Great family fun. St Bridget's Field & Centre, West Kirby www.facebook.com/WirralEarthFest2013

Incredible Edible dates for your diary:
The next Grange park orchard maintenance dates are as always every 2nd Saturday 3-4 pm and every 4th Friday: 10-11 am.
Meet inside Black Horse Hill entrance of Grange cemetery at the fan- plum tree and find high vis. volunteers in the fields.

Tales, Tunes & Talks by the Sea
This was a wonderful summer event on the 5th July, with stories, poems, songs & sing-alongs in cafes bars, restaurants and parks. See the picture above - a sing-along in Coronation Gardens.

Festi-Velo
A great new event in the West Wirral calendar. A celebration of cycling, Festi-Velo took place on 12th July. A huge cycle parade from West Kirby to Meols as part of the Festival of Firsts Big Welcome Parade for The Open. There were fancy dress and decorated bikes, a japanese fire engine, an open-topped double decker with Off Pitch choir, rickshaws with ukueleles playing, and decorated Moretons Dairies milk floats. At Meols there were stalls with the Sustrans pedal-powered smoothie maker and bikes to hire from Wirral Cycle Hire and a festival with refreshments, music and bouncy castle organised by St John's Church.

Incredible Edible Transtition West Kirby
This continues to thrive and expand in various public palces in West Kirby. Keep a look out for planters and beds with edible produce and if you see anything ready to pick then help yourself. If you have any spare veg plants, please put them in if you spot a space.

Have a look at www.wirralgroups.org.uk to see what else is happening locally.

... and nationally / internationally

The June 2014 Round-up of Whats Happening out in the World of Transition - Stories of local currency, local food, community energy & more.
www.transitionnetwork.org/news/2014-06-09/june-2014-round-what-s-happening-out-world-transition


Rob Hopkins
Rob Hopkins, founder of the Transition Movement, gave a talk in West Kirby in June 2008.
Download his powerpoint presentation from here (12MB).


Listen to TTWK on 7 Waves Radio Community Hour

(broadcast 2008).
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( 80 Mb mp3 track - may take a few minutes to download.)


To get a grip on your carbon footprint visit our own helpful calculator: www.carbonindependent.org





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Who are we?


...a group of concerned local people working towards a sustainable low-carbon lifestyle, based in West Kirby, Hoylake, and elsewhere on the Wirral.

We are one of dozens of Transition Town groups that have formed over the last few years throughout the UK and around the world.

The global challenges of climate change and energy shortages are approaching - we feel that we may not be able to do much at a global level, but can do a lot at the level of the local community - and that it is better to plan a local response in advance rather than wait until the problems become a crisis. And we feel that there will be many advantages of a low-carbon lifestyle.

Membership is open to all at no charge.

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What are our plans?



People joining the group are welcome to come to working group meetings on how the community should respond in individual areas such as food, transport and home energy.

About half of our membership comes from outside West Kirby, including Hoylake, Heswall, Meols and Wallasey. As the membership enlarges, we expect that separate Transition groups will develop, based in other parts of the Wirral.


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West Kirby Farmers' Market


A regular monthly Farmers' Market every 4th Saturday of the month.
If you are a local producer and would like to apply to sell at the market, application forms are available from the West Kirby Farmers' Market website www.westkirbyfarmersmarket.co.uk


FREE Adult Cycle Training and Maintenance


Organised by Merseyside Travelwise
bicycle
Click here for more details.


TTWK national allotment report


Waiting list figures in England remain high, and councils are doing little to increase provision.
Download the full report
or the database of council responses.


Wirral Council launches CRed
CRed Wirral
This encourages residents and businesses to cut carbon emissions. There is a helpful website www.credwirral.org.uk that includes news such as:
  • Help for community renewable energy projects
  • funding for tree planting
  • Green Schools Revolution
Why not sign up on the CRed website to make you own pledge to Wirral's Carbon Reduction campaign.


West Kirby What's On
Listing of community events in West Wirral.


Sunday Bike Rides 8.30 am
Join a friendly group of intermediate cyclists on their weekly Sunday bike ride. They leave about 8.30 am from West Kirby, at the junction of Church Rd and the Prom. The ride lasts 4-5 hours, to destinations such as Delamere Forest, Cheshire plains, Mold and LLangollen. For more details tel Graham on 625 2246 or email grahamlloyd@sky.com